England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is looking forward to the back-to-back Ashes series, and will be looking to dish out some of their own past medicine to the new-look Australians.
England have won three of the past four Ashes titles, and will be eager to become the first side since the 19th century to win four in a row. The Aussies dominated the contest for much of the past three decades, but Prior feels it's his side's time to do the 'bullying'.
Prior told BBC Sport: "I remember watching Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath, and the way they walked around and bullied England. Maybe it's our time to do a bit of bullying ourselves.
"If we prepare and perform as we want to, there's no reason why we shouldn't dominate Australia in these two Ashes series. You look at our dressing room and the skills we have in our team - batters, bowlers, the spin department, it's all there.
"But Ashes series are strange - there is no such thing as a weak Australian Test side and we will have to be on our game to do it."
The Aussies have an inexperienced side for this Ashes installment, with only Peter Siddle and Michael Clarke having played more than 10 such Tests, while the majority haven't played any. In fact, only five players have more than 20 Tests to their name at all.
Prior continued: "It's going to be a different Australia side. Players like Ponting and Hussey can't be replaced overnight and I know our guys will be relieved they don't have to bowl at them again.
"But as one steps out, it leaves the door open for someone else. The game moves forward and we are going to have to prepare very well against whichever team plays, because they will all be wanting to do well and prove a point."
Prior emphasised that while the rivalry between the sides can be verbal in the middle, more often than not it's about building pressure. He said that a stopped drive could have more of a psychological impact than a verbal barb.
The keeper added: "There's more to it than the odd sledge here and there. There are other ways of letting guys know they are under pressure or it's a big occasion.
"There are ways of creating an intensity out on the pitch, like the way we hustle around, the way our bowlers put the ball in the right area all day long, not just for an hour or two, but all day.
"Then you have our fielders stopping singles that potentially could have been a four.
"When you come out to bat there's nothing better than crunching a couple of cover drives to get you off and running. But if you suddenly have cover point diving and stopping it, it does get to you."
The first Ashes Test will be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, starting on 10 July, while the Aussie leg will begin on 21 November in Brisbane.